Church Tech Philosophy: Unity through Conformity

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My dad was a pastor for thirty years. I say that to say this:

I know what it means to be a living sermon illustration.

So, with that established, I’d like to apologize to my church tech guys because they’ll always serve as a blog post illustration for me.

This Wednesday night just might go down as one of the most frustrating nights in my life, and I do want to make it clear that I don’t blame anyone. It’s just how it happened. It was a very off night from the beginning for a lot of reasons that I won’t get it to, but what made it worse was that the tech guys who were able to make it to service weren’t the tech guys who had been running the board/lights for this particular service of the last few weeks. Thus, all of the finer points about running sound or lights for this specific service any other service were missed.

The lights were on the wrong setting. The pre-service music wasn’t played at the right time. My mic was on the wrong settings. It was just bad.

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Happy Birthday Church Marketing Sucks [Video]

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Church Marketing Sucks turns 10-years old this month! In Internet years, that’s a long time and it is exciting to see them serving the church for at least another ten more years. This month they have been celebrating 10 years of sucks with a 10-year t-shirt giveaway, a 10-year anniversary hangout on Monday, July 28th, […]

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iPhone 6 Rumors: Does Anyone Care? [Infographic]

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The months before the release of a new iPhone are often filled with rumors of what Apple is secretly cooking up for its next ‘iPhone-omenon.’ It’s funny to look at this iPhone 6 rumor infographic — pictured below — with this iPhone rumor roundup infographic for the iPhone 5. It seems as though the more anxious […]

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Has the Church Overlooked YouTube?

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Has the Church overlooked YouTube? Posting updates on Facebook and Twitter and throwing in an image or two now and again requires far less ‘know-how’ and technical requirements, whereas producing a video to upload onto YouTube has a far more drastic learning curve for most churches. Perhaps that is why so many churches don’t utilize YouTube when it […]

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The Day of The Doctor in LEGO! [Video]

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Hear on ChurchMag we love a bit of Doctor Who and we also love LEGO. So we really love it when the Doctor and LEGO come together! And now it has again — in wonderful stop motion animation form — as a condensed version of the epic 50th Anniversary special, “The Day of the Doctor”. So […]

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Ballloon: Save Directly from the Web to the Cloud

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Ballloon is a cool Chrome extension that cuts-out the middle-man approach to downloads. You know how it goes. You download the file to your desktop, and then place the downloaded file to your Dropbox, where it then uploads to Dropbox. Files come down from the cloud and go right back up again! That’s where Ballloon […]

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How to Speak British [Video]

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As good Brit, I’ve had many a conversation with an American (other non Brits are also available) where I’ve said what I thought was a fairly common phrase only to be met with silence or a rather quizzical look! So to help educate you in the ways of the Brits, here’s a great little video […]

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Online Church: Where to Begin

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What do you think of when you hear the term, ‘online church?’ For most, online church is a fancy way to say, ‘video streaming’ or ‘church streaming.’ In other words, live video feeds made available to watch online, in realtime. That is where online church started. That’s the roots behind it, but that is not […]

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Free Mustache! [Download]

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I’m sure you’ve seen signs on bulletin boards and lamp posts for both fun and advertising, whereby you pull a phone number (or something else) off the bottom. We thought it would be fun to make one of our own, a little downloadable, printable fun to brighten your day and those around you. Enjoy!

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